Around the World: Perspective on Biden's First 100 Days, Asia Society Philippines Examines Anti-Asian Racism, and More
Tuesday, May 11, 2021
Asia Society at Home
Each week, we'll share a variety of videos, articles, webcasts, and more from around the web — all curated by the Asia Society Texas Center staff to reflect the broad interests and goals of our mission. In this digest, explore Business and Policy topics through a selection of videos, podcasts, and articles.
Webcast: World as Family: Vishakha N. Desai, Pico Iyer, and Kevin Rudd
ASIA SOCIETY NEW YORK, May 21, 2021 — Join Asia Society New York for the book launch of World as Family by Asia Society President Emerita Vishakha N. Desai. She will be joined in conversation with writer Pico Iyer and current Asia Society President and CEO Kevin Rudd.
From the author: “World as Family is written as much for the young people who are ‘global natives’ as for people like me who have come to the idea of global belonging over a lifetime of traversing long distances in time and space, physically, conceptually, culturally, and emotionally. A personal chronicle, it’s an effort to reclaim global as a kind of palimpsest that allows for the layers of the local, national, and transnational to coexist and comingle. As messy and mixed up as they may be sometimes, the layers are altered by being close to other layers. The proximity may blur the edges of the layers, but the uniqueness of each part can be felt palpably. This book is a chronicle of a life lived in the comingled realities of the personal and the collective, the local and the global, in the hope of creating a new sense of worldly belonging needed for the survival of our humankind.”
Video: Biden and Asia: Perspectives on the First 100 Days
ASIA SOCIETY NEW YORK, April 29, 2021 — Asia Society President and CEO Kevin Rudd is joined by Eurasia Group's Ian Bremmer and the Hoover Institution's Elizabeth Economy for a wide-ranging review of what has changed, what has not, and what these first 100 days suggest about the trajectory and challenges facing the Biden presidency, for Asia in particular.
Video: A New Era for U.S.–Japan Relations?: The Biden–Suga Meeting
ASIA SOCIETY NEW YORK, April 27, 2021 — In mid-April, U.S. President Joe Biden hosted Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga of Japan for his first in-person meeting with a foreign leader as president. Their joint statement announced a "Global Partnership for a New Era." Asia Society Policy Institute (ASPI) Vice Presidents Wendy Cutler and Daniel Russel lead a discussion with Koji Tomita, Japan's ambassador to the U.S., and former U.S. Ambassador to Japan Caroline Kennedy about the relationship between the two countries, both of which recently inaugurated a new leader.
Video: Stop the Hate: Fighting Anti-Asian Racism
ASIA SOCIETY PHILIPPINES, April 20, 2021 — A panel discussion considers anti-Asian racism in the United States and elsewhere. Participants include ballet dancer Stella Abrera; actor Dante Basco; historian and academic Vicente Rafael; Miguel Sangalang, interim director and general manager, Street Lighting/Public Works, City of Los Angeles; Marita Etcubanez, senior director of strategic initiatives and an Asian American rights advocate; creative director Marcus Teo; and Gordon Quan, managing law partner at Quan Law Group and a trustee at Asia Society Texas Center. Bambina Olivares guided the discussion.
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